Wednesday, October 3, 2018

This Day In Iraqi History - Oct 3

1920 Gertrude Bell called mujtahids a group of popes standing in the way of
British plans Claimed Shiites were problem in Iraq Said Sunnis should rule Iraq because Shiites would impose a religions state That was why Mosul province had to be included in Iraq to add more Sunnis Said that British were looking for Iraqi to be new ruler but couldn’t find one so had to pick a son of the Sharif of Mecca
(Musings On Iraq book review of Gertrude Bell And Iraq)
1932 Iraq gained independence from Britain
1968 Soviet Union called for negotiations between Baghdad and KDP rebels
1978 Ayatollah Khomeini left Najaf for Paris after Baghdad demanded he reject politics
            in deal made with Shah of Iran
1980 Iraq Foreign Minister Hamadi presented Iraq’s case to UN claiming it acted in self-
            defense in Iran-Iraq War
1980 Khomeini speech said goal of war was to punish the Baath and rejected negotiations
            to end it
1980 Iraq began bombing Tehran
1982 Sudan said it would send troops to help Iraq in Iran-Iraq War
(Musings On Iraq interview with author Anthony Tucker-Jones on Iran-Iraq War)
(Musings On Iraq book review The Iran-Iraq War 1980-1988)
(Musings On Iraq book review Iran-Iraq War, The Lion of Babylon, 1980-1988)
(Musings On Iraq book review The Iran-Iraq War)
1996 Iraq admitted to UN inspectors that it hid part of its missile program and then
            secretly destroyed them in March 92
2002 Bush signed executive order to train 5,000 Iraqi exiles to help with invasion
2002 US planes dropped flyers over Iraq telling them not to fight Americans
2002 Report US using No Fly Zones to practice attacking Iraq
2003 Bush said interim report by Iraq Survey Group justified invasion because found
            WMD programs
2003 Natl Sec Adv Rice US went to war with Iraq because most likely place terrorists could
            get WMD
2003 CBS/New York Times poll found 53% of respondents in US thought Iraq war a
2003 Report aluminum tubes were one of the main arguments US had Iraq restarted nuke
program but was always contested Senior White House officials claimed Rice knew about differences over tubes Administration overstated argument for tubes
(Musings On Iraq article on the aluminum tubes story)
2006 Report Albu Mahal tribe fighting Al Qaeda in Iraq in Qaim
2006 Interior Min Bolani ordered commander 8th Natl Police Bgd and unit suspended
Officer arrested for suspected involvement in kidnapping of 26 workers in Amil Baghdad 10/1/06 10 later found dead
2006 US military said 50-70 foreign fighters enter Iraq each month Jan-Sep 06 US-ISF
captured 630 foreign fighters Total number of foreign fighters in Iraq est 800-2,000 Most from Saudi Arabia Egypt Syria
2006 Car bomb on Industry Min motorcade in Baghdad killed 14 wounded 75
2014 Australia authorized air strikes against IS and Special Forces to be sent to Iraq
2017 Former Iraq President Talabani died
2017 Central Bank of Iraq said it would halt all foreign currency transfer to KRG and
            stop selling dollars to four Kurdish banks
2017 Parliament said it would not work with 4 telecommunications companies with
contracts in Kurdistan
2017 Parliament threatened to take away immunity for Kurdish MPs that voted in the
2017 Kurdish MPs were either blocked or boycotted the parliamentary session
2017 Report Irbil and Baghdad in secret talks to try to defuse tensions after referendum
2017 Turkey offered to mediate between Irbil and Baghdad to end crisis over
2017 Pres Masum’s office announced that Kirkuk Governor Karim would stay in office
            until his court challenge over his dismissal was heard

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